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Louis van Gaal tickled by fan's transfer list

“Hummels, (Nathaniel) Clyne, Pogba, (Gareth) Bale, (Memphis) Depay, Jackson Martinez?”

Louis van Gaal was handed a list of transfer targets by a fan.
Louis van Gaal was handed a list of transfer targets by a fan.
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MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER Louis van Gaal reacted mirthfully after being handed a list of suggested transfer targets by a disabled supporter during a recent charity event.

A video published on United’s website shows Van Gaal and several first-team players meeting fans suffering from life-limiting illnesses at the club’s Carrington training base as part of a ‘Dream Day’ organised by the Manchester United Foundation.

One fan hands Van Gaal a sheet of paper listing players with whom United have been linked, including Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

Source: Kaoutar Fariss/YouTube

Van Gaal thanks the fan and pockets the list, saying: “Hummels, (Nathaniel) Clyne, Pogba, (Gareth) Bale, (Memphis) Depay, Jackson Martinez? Thank you for this. I’ll bear it in mind. You are smart.”

The Dutchman later says to the camera: “He didn’t tell me who I have to sell, but after a little bit of pushing, I know. So it’s easy for me. Next year we are the champion!”

Another part of the clip shows United’s afro-haired midfielder Marouane Fellaini meeting a young fan who asks him: “Is your hair real or is it a wig?”

The Belgium international replies: “Yes, it’s real.”

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